Bird House Gourds

When we were buying our seeds in the spring, I got a wild hair and decided to grow bird house gourds:

They took well and I planted them in my medicinal herb garden because that's where my trellise space is.

The most amazing thing so far about this plant is how fast growing and curly the tendrils are:

Once the gourds mature on the vine (which could be right around the first frost), you pluck them and let them dry until you hear the seeds rattling around. Then you rub off the outer membrane with steel wool, drill a hole in one side large enough for a bird and paint them.


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